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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
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Luis E Savastano, Neeraj Chaudhary, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Michael Wang, Thomas Wang, B Gregory Thompson
BACKGROUND: Angioscopy - or endovascular endoscopy - is a catheter-based technique employing a flexible fiberoptic angioscope to directly visualize arterial lumen. Poor resolution and excessive stiffness of pre-existent angioscopes limited their use clinically. Recent advances resulted in novel fused optical fiber bundle angioscopes with improved flexibility and imaging resolution. Use of these devices in endovascular neurosurgery is still largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate image quality and feasibility of optical angioscopes for diagnostic and interventional neuro-angioscopy in carotid arteries of human cadavers...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931196/endoscopy-assisted-coblation-for-nasopharyngeal-stenosis-a-report-of-2-cases
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Omer Karakoc, Bahtiyar Polat, M Timur Akcam, Mustafa Gerek
Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis, the standard treatments for which carry a high risk of restenosis, is an uncommon complication of both velopharyngeal surgery and radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. We present the cases of 2 men, aged 41 and 52 years, who underwent surgical treatment for nasopharyngeal stenosis with endoscopy-assisted Coblation. The two surgeries lasted 23 and 18 minutes, respectively. Neither patient experienced any surgical complication, and a nasopharyngeal stent was not needed in either case...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931184/-modern-interdisciplinary-management-of-a-uretero-iliac-artery-fistula-case-report
#3
D Benedix, F Meyer, F Fischbach, A Janitzky, Z Halloul
Introduction Abnormal links between the arterial system and other luminal systems are a challenge to those in charge of their adequate diagnostic and therapeutic management. Objective Scientific case report on an individual who underwent successful treatment combining vascular-surgical and interventional radiology techniques for a rare right uretero-iliac artery fistula based on personal clinical experience, a selective literature research and a detailed discussion of current recommendations for diagnostic workup and subsequent treatment...
September 20, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931043/retrograde-pyelography-predicts-retrograde-ureteral-stenting-failure-and-reduces-unnecessary-stenting-trials-in-patients-with-advanced-non-urological-malignant-ureteral-obstruction
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Sung Han Kim, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Jae Young Joung, Ho Kyung Seo, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate predictive factors for retrograde ureteral stent failure in patients with non-urological malignant ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, medical records of 284 malignant ureteral obstruction patients with 712 retrograde ureteral stent trials including 63 (22.2%) having bilateral malignant ureteral obstruction were retrospectively reviewed. Retrograde ureteral stent failure was defined as the inability to place ureteral stents by cystoscopy, recurrent stent obstruction within one month, or non-relief of azotemia within one week from the prior retrograde ureteral stent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931024/formal-comment-to-toyota-et-al-short-versus-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-duration-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-comparison-between-the-dapt-study-and-9-other-trials-evaluating-dapt-duration
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931015/short-versus-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-duration-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-comparison-between-the-dapt-study-and-9-other-trials-evaluating-dapt-duration
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Toshiaki Toyota, Hiroki Shiomi, Takeshi Morimoto, Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Kimura
AIMS: The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) study demonstrated that DAPT beyond 1-year after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, as compared with aspirin therapy alone, significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, which was mainly driven by the large risk reduction for myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to compare the largest DAPT study with other trials evaluating DAPT durations after DES implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: By a systematic literature search, we identified 9 trials comparing prolonged- versus short-DAPT in addition to the DAPT study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930892/costs-and-trends-in-utilization-of-low-value-services-among-older-adults-with-commercial-insurance-or-medicare-advantage
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Elizabeth A Carter, Pamela E Morin, Keith D Lind
BACKGROUND: Overutilization of low-value services (unnecessary or minimally beneficial tests or procedures) has been cited as a large contributor to the high costs of health care in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To analyze trends in utilization of low-value services from 2009 to 2014 among commercial and Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees 50 and older. RESEARCH DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of deidentified claims obtained from the OptumLab Data Warehouse...
September 19, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929334/efficacy-of-biolimus-a9-eluting-stent-for-treatment-of-right-coronary-ostial-lesion-with-intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-a-multi-center-registry
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Kenya Nasu, Yuji Oikawa, Maoto Habara, Shinichi Shirai, Hidetoshi Abe, Makoto Kadotani, Ryo Gotoh, Hidenari Hozawa, Hiroshi Ota, Takashi Suzuki, Yoshihisa Shibata, Masaki Tanabe, Yuya Nakagawa, Takeshi Serikawa, Shiro Nagasaka, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Yuichi Kobori, Junji Yajima, Tadanori Aizawa, Takahiko Suzuki
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a biolimus A9-eluting stent in patients with a right coronary artery (RCA) ostial lesion. Ostial lesions of the RCA have been a limitation of percutaneous coronary intervention even in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era. However, clinical outcomes after the deployment of a second generation DES to an RCA ostial lesion with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance have not been fully elucidated. From September 2011 to March 2013, 74 patients were enrolled in 17 centers from Japan...
September 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928926/a-unique-complication-of-self-expandable-metal-stent-placement-in-malignant-duodenal-obstruction
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Christopher J Down, Lalit Kumar, Sukhpal Singh, Darmarajah Veeramootoo
Intestinal obstruction is a common complication in patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies. In the last two decades, endoscopic placement of duodenal stents has become a mainstay of palliative treatment in patients with unresectable obstructive duodenal pathology. Self-expandable metal stents have been reported to have excellent success rates, besides dramatically improve the patient's quality of life by reinstating the oral feeding ability. Re-intervention rates remain high, commonly as a consequence of tumour ingrowth resulting stent occlusion...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928619/percutaneous-management-of-complex-acquired-aortic-coarctation-in-an-adult-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-pulmonary-atresia
#10
Michael D Seckeler, Emily Lawson, Brent J Barber, Scott E Klewer
We present the case of a female adult with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease who had long-standing thoracic aortic obstruction due to scarring from earlier surgical procedures. She was symptomatic but felt to be too high risk for surgical intervention. With careful planning, she was able to undergo successful stenting of her aorta with subsequent clinical improvement. This case highlights some of the complexities of caring for adults with congenital heart disease and the importance of a thorough understanding of their anatomy and physiology and prior interventions before undertaking interventions...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928615/stenting-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-subarterial-ventricular-septal-defect-a-word-of-caution
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Jonathan Lee, Sivakumar Sivalingam, Mazeni Alwi
We report a case of Tetralogy of Fallot with severe cyanosis who underwent a successful right ventricular outflow tract stenting. Follow-up echocardiography revealed moderate aortic regurgitation due to the impingement of the stent on the aortic valve. The patient underwent successful surgical correction at which time the stent was removed completely with a resolution of the aortic regurgitation.
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928355/role-of-endoscopy-in-the-management-of-boerhaave-syndrome
#12
Juan Ignacio Tellechea, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Pablo Miranda-García, Adrian Culetto, Xavier Benoit D'Journo, Pascal Alexandre Thomas, Marc Barthet
Boerhaave syndrome (BS) is a spontaneous esophageal perforation which carries high mortality. Surgical treatment is well established, but the development of interventional endoscopy has proposed new therapies. We expose our experience in a Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Unit. With a retrospective, observational, open-label, single center, consecutive case series. All patients diagnosed with BS who were managed in our center were included. Treated conservatively, endoscopically or surgically, according to their clinical condition and lesion presentation...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928333/liver-hydatid-cyst-with-cystobiliary-communication-laparoscopic-surgery-remains-an-effective-option
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Nikhil Chopra, Vivek Gupta, Saket Kumar, Pradeep Joshi, Vishal Gupta, Abhijit Chandra
INTRODUCTION: Most centres offer laparoscopic treatment for liver hydatid cyst (LHC). There have been concerns about the management of intra-peritoneal spillage, bleeding, and cystobiliary communication (CBC) during laparoscopic surgery for LHC. CBC can exist in 13%-37% of cases of LHC. No randomised studies have compared open versus laparoscopic approach for the treatment of LHC. We specifically analysed the outcomes of laparoscopic treatment of LHC with special reference to associated biliary complications...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928242/from-bare-metal-to-barely-anything-an-update-on-coronary-stenting
#14
Raffaele Piccolo, Anna Franzone, Stephan Windecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927984/limiting-thoracic-ct-a-rule-for-use-during-initial-pediatric-trauma-evaluation
#15
Caroline Q Stephens, Meredith C Boulos, Christopher R Connelly, Arvin Gee, Mubeen Jafri, Sanjay Krishnaswami
BACKGROUND: Despite increases in imaging guidelines for other body-regions during initial trauma assessment and the demonstrated utility of chest radiographs (CXR), guidelines for use of thoracic computed-tomography (TCT) are lacking. We hypothesized that TCT utilization had not decreased relative to other protocolized CTs, and mechanism and CXR could together predict significant injury independent of TCT. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of blunt trauma patients ≤18 y...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927979/enlarging-vascular-stents-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#16
Yi-Ting Yeh, Cheng-Yen Chen, Hsiou-Shan Tseng, Hsin-Kai Wang, Hsin-Lin Tsai, Niang-Cheng Lin, Chou-Fu Wei, Chinsu Liu
BACKGROUND: Endovascular intervention with stent placement to treat portal vein (PV) and hepatic vein (HV) stenosis after pediatric liver transplantation (LT) is still controversial in small children owing to the potential risk of functional stenosis after growth. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent placement in this population. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016, 6 children (all <3 years) received HV (n = 2) and PV (n = 4) stents placement among 46 pediatric LT patients at our institution...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927916/results-of-combined-intraventricular-neuroendoscopic-procedures-in-130-cases-with-special-focus-on-fornix-contusions
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Joachim Oertel, Stefan Linsler, Caroline Emmerich, Dörthe Keiner, Michael Gaab, Henry Schroeder, Sebastian Senger
OBJECTIVE: The growing experience with intraventricular neuroendoscopic procedures showed good results in the combination of ETV and tumor biopsy. Other possible combinations are mainly presented in subgroups in the literature. Here, the authors present their experience with combined intraventricular procedures within one setting over the last two decades. METHODS: This study analyses retrospectively data from neuroendoscopic intraventricular procedures between 1993 and 2015 in three different departments of Neurosurgery...
September 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927570/endovascular-salvage-of-ruptured-taaa-following-stent-graft-distraction-after-tevar-for-type-b-aortic-dissection
#18
Baolei Guo, Weiguo Fu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927569/pet-ct-to-confirm-an-infected-popliteal-stent-graft-used-to-treat-popliteal-artery-aneurysm
#19
Stuart R Walker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927208/observation-of-neointimal-coverage-around-the-aneurysm-neck-after-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-by-optical-frequency-domain-imaging-technical-case-report
#20
Rie Yako, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Osamu Masuo, Naoyuki Nakao
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Stent-assisted coil embolization has been established as a treatment option for wide-necked or complex aneurysms. However, concerns have been raised about the incidence of thromboembolic complications, which is higher for coil embolization without stent assistance. Long-term antiplatelet therapy is necessary to prevent acute or delayed ischemic events potentially associated with incomplete stent apposition after treatment with stent-assisted coil embolization...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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